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Photo Albums of Races from the Past Several Years - Digital Downloads Now Available 

Club Selected to Test New Shoe Insert  

Dr Scholl has received the quota of applications.  Individuals selected will be notified by email. 

Sgt Pat's

Saturday, April 3, 5K, 11:00 AM,  Sgt Pat's 5k, Long Branch, NJ

Pre-race Pickup and Registration on Friday, April 2, 6-8 p.m. at the Celtic Cottage in Long Branch.

The Sgt Pat's 5K Memorializes Sgt Patrick King, the Long Branch Police Officer who was tragically killed in the line of duty several years ago in Long Branch. The Race Benefits the Patrick King Memorial Scholarship Fund of  PBA Local No. 10, and Sgt. Pat King Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by mental illness.

First Saturday Asbury Park is also "Born to Run" - April 3

More Information

After the Sgt Pat's Later that Day - Stop by Asbury Park

Karaoke with “Bruce” Under the Stars, Sign Up for RunAPalooza with the Jersey Shore Running Club, 

Enter the Run to the Movies Contest, Runny Eggs, Lotsa Meatballs and more PLUS

Soles 4 Soles Shoe Drive to Help the Needy - Going On Throughout The City by the Sea - Asbury Park

Baby, we were all Born to Run…to First Saturday Asbury Park on Saturday, April 3 when The City of Asbury Park will celebrate Spring with music and entertainment, a RunAPolooza pre-party with the Jersey Shore Running Club, a meatball eating contest, movies, fashion, home décor and more – even a marching band. It’s Glory Days City-Wide, with special sales and dining specials from the Boardwalk to the Downtown. Everything’s open 6 to 10 p.m. and even later. Free parking in the Bangs Avenue Garage, courtesy of Taka. If the crowds who turned out for FSAP March thought it was a great night, you don’t want to miss FSAP April on April 3.

RunAPalooza Pre Race Party

Friday, April 16 - Asbury Park Convention Hall - 5 to 8 PM

Stop by the RunAPalooza Pre Race Party at Asbury Park Convention Hall on Friday, April 16.  Pick up your bibs and t-shirts for the Asbury Park Half Marathon and Jersey Shore Relay Marathon.  Lady Southpaw will be performing live her running songs to get everyone ready for the big race on Saturday.

DC National Marathon

Diana Burton 5:44

Umstead 100 and 50 Mile Runs

These people were "Born to Run" - Congrats

Susan Grant, Marge Ascari - 100 Mile Finishers

Laura Demeo and John Brodsky 50 mile finishers

London Serpintine 5K

Ralph Garfield 25:29

Beginner's Running Class

Tuesday, May 11, 6 PM, Beginner's Running Class, Belmar, Spring Lake Wall Area - 6 Weeks

Manasquan Fool's Run


Larry Perlberg 22:10(3ag), Laura Perlberg 27:29

Randy Brown Accident

Long time Club Member Randy Brown suffered a serious skiing accident over the weekend.  We all wish him a speedy recovery. Check the Facebook Group for more details

Special Olympics Track Meet

May 8 - Long Branch High School

The Monmouth - Ocean County Special Olympics Track and Field Meet will be held on Saturday, May 8th at Long Branch High School this year.  The club has been involved in this event for about 20 years and will again be a key part of the days activities.  We will need volunteers to help with escorting athletes, scoring, timing, wards and other tasks associated with the event.  Volunteers should plan on being at the high school by about 8:30 AM and the meet is over by 1 PM or so.  Will post more details as the date gets closer.

If you would like to volunteer send an email to

NYC Marathon  Bus

Bus Info

Some people have received word that they got into this year's NYC Marathon.  Remember the JSRC will again be having several bus loads of runners going to the marathon.  Its the best way to get there and return comfortably. If you are already accepted - click here to register for the bus - they fill up fast so its not too early to get on board

The bus is open to runners and spectators and will drop the runners off at the start in Staten Island and pick them up in Central Park at the finish.  Last year we had three busses and expect at least that number again this year which should make for timely returns.

Freehold St Paddy's Day 10 Miler

Results - Photos of Start and All Finishers

Runners - and One Banana - at the Start of the Freehold St Paddy's Day 10 Miler

It was a glorious Sunday at Tighe Park in Freehold Township for the Annual St Paddy's Day 10 Miler.  With sunny skies, little wind and temps in the morning in the upper 50's to 60's the nearly 1000 runners had some great conditions on their trek through the scenic 10 mile course.  

For the men the winner way ahead of the rest of the field shown on the left was Gerardo Avila of Fort Monmouth in a time of 53:59 .  For the women the winner shown "smilin" on the right to the finish it was Allison Linnell  in a time of 1:02:07 .

After the race runners were treated to hot dogs and other refreshments in the park. Awards followed in the various overall and age groups.

Congratulations to the Freehold Area Running Club for another year of this truly classic event.

Among the many club finishers were: Thomas Long 1:10:39, Jim Mulvaney 1:17:59, Liz Wenslauskas 1:16(2ag)

Freehold St Paddy's Day 5K

Results - Photos

Some of the many runners at the Start of the 5K

In the accompanying 5K race which attracted a large field as well the men's winner was Kyle Kroon - age 13 - of Toms River shown finishing on the left in a time of 17:48 and for the women the winner was Barbara Brennan of Little Egg Harbor shown finishing on the right in a time of. 20:23.

Among the many club finishers were:

Antarctica Half Marathon

John McCarthy 3:31:43

NYC Half Marathon

Laura Perlberg 2:08, JoAnn Everett 2:08, Dawn Wilcox 1:35:14, Jill Evarts 1:27 (3ag), Geoff Evarts 1:27

Georgia Marathon

Peggy McKean 6:29 (41st Marathon) (37th State)

Lehigh 4 Miler

Tom Sammons 29:42 (3ag)

Washington Sun Trust Marathon

Jamie Schaefer 3:56

Asbury Park Youth Program


Coaches and Youth from Asbury Park Youth Running Program.  Coaches on top are: Corey Lowell, Nancy Garsick, Carolyn Hammel and Brian Prendergas

The second edition of the Club's Youth Running Program kicked off in Asbury Park on Wednesday, March 17.  A large group of about 30 youth from the community participated in the program which will run until the end of the school year. It was a glorious day to get the program going with temperatures near 60 degrees.

Kids were treated to special St Patrick's Day treats after the program which consisted of some drills and relay races in a nearby park.

Thanks to all the coaches who volunteered their time. 

Newsletter Update

The March 2010 Footnotes newsletter is our first issue being distributed to members by e-mail only, and all current members should have received the e-mail notification. If your dues are up-to date and you have not received the e-newsletter, please send an email to so that we can update the JSRC membership database.

 Hard copies will be made available at meetings, races and events.

If you are not a member - please consider joining and you too can get a great newsletter as well as enjoy all the other benefits of membership. See the membership link on the left hand column.

Half Way to Brielle Day 5K


Its amazing that anyone even showed up for the annual Half Way to Brielle Day 5K held on Saturday, March 13th, but a good sized crowd braved the wind and rain to compete in this event.

For the men the winner was and for the women it was in a time of 19:16 shown finishing on the right.

Among the many club finishers were: Marty Fitzpatrick (1st ag)   Wendy McKnight 23:57 (1ag), John Coulter (1ag)

Marathon Results for Diana Burton in 2010

MS Blues in Mississippi on 1/10/10 - 5:49:43
Waco's Toughest Little Marathon in Texas on 1/31/10 - 5:49:05 and 1AG
Austin in Texas on 2/14/10 - 5:45:24
Gasparilla in Tampa Florida on 2/28/10 - 5:45:07
B&A Trail Marathon in Severna Park MD on 3/07/10 - 5:45:53 - 1AG


Asbury Park Boardwalk Health and Fitness Challenge

Information Brochure

Every Sunday afternoon there is a Health and Fitness Challenge ion the Boardwalk in Asbury Park.  There is a class at 2 PM on a topic and then at 3 PM an exercise session.  Check the Brochure for more information.  March 14 the topic will be running with Tim McLoone.

First Saturday Asbury Park

"Born To Run"

First Saturday Asbury Park's Theme will be "Born To Run" in recognition of RunAPalooza.  Watch this site for details and more information.  If you have not attended any First Saturdays in Asbury Park - check out the one in April..

E. Murray Todd

Photos - Results - Pics of Finishers in Time Order - Digital Downloads Available 

The Start of this Year's E. Murray Todd Half Marathon

In 2009 the E Murray Todd Half Marathon  was cancelled due to snow and ice on the course.  In proof that things always even out this year's weather was just spectacular for the runners and spectators.  

With a large field of runners participating the men's overall winner was Craig Segal shown finishing on the left in a time of  1:08:20

 For the women it was Ann Forestiere of Livingston in a time of 1:26:39 shown finishing on the right.

Awards were presented at the conclusion of the race to overall and age group winners.

Congratulations to the Monmouth County Park System for another great event and thanks to whoever delivered the weather.

 Among the many club finishers included:  Mark Griggs 1:50:38, Tom Zarra  1:28:12, Nancy Thorne 1:58:26, Jim Bergum  1:56, Alison Baker 1:49:40, Mike Baker 1:51, John Donoghue  2:11:25, Eric Campbell  1:36:54,  Gabby Barrett  1:40:50, John D'Agostino 1:27:51, Kristine Claussen 1:32:15, Marilyn Ryder 2:15, Javiar Damien 1:54:18, Leslie McKernan 1:51:20 , Kathy Donato  1:53:08, Bettina Shepard  1:42:44, Jim Murphy  2:04:55, Tom Long 1:32:54, Bob Fleming 1:34:43, Liz Wenslauskas  1:38, Joey Santoro  1:50:05

Belmar St Patrick's Day Parade


Club Members with Club President Jim Buckler on the right on the JSRC Float during the Belmar St Patrick's Day Parade

Belmar Mile Celtic Chase

Photos - Results

Photos of all finishers with times posted - check them all out!

The Start of the Belmar Mile Celtic Chase

It was a perfect day for runners at the First Annual Belmar Mile Celtic Chase held on Saturday, March 6th.  With temperatures breaking near 50 degrees and a cloudless blue sky the runners started on the beach in front of the Fifth Avenue Pavilion and headed south and then back on the beach North toward the Fishing Pier and a short quarter mile on the boardwalk to the finish.

The men's winner shown finishing on the left in a time of 7:17  was James Coomber of Morganville and for the women shown finishing on the right in a time of 8:34 it was Alyssa Keleigh of Neptune City

Runners celebrated at 507 Main after the run in preparation for the Giant Belmar St Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday..


RunAPalooza II

RunAPalooza Updates

The Half Marathon is Sold Out - Do Not Send in Applications - We do have a limited number of VIP Slots Available- If Interested - Check the Half Web Page for details.  Jersey Shore Relay Marathon still has openings but filling up fast - Teams of 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1.    If you wanted to do the half distance you can get a friend and split the relay marathon distance.  First two legs total distance is about 13 miles.

Saturday, April 17,  Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 2 Mile , , RunAPalooza, Seaside Heights to Asbury Park, NJ,   - Relay App

Its a great event to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey .

We also have an expo - if interested in a table check the RunAPalooza Web Site

Mardi Gras Marathon

Peggy McKean 6:22 (40th marathon - 36th state).


Gasparilla Marathon

Jacqueline Conniff  4:57:24

AIA Half Marathon - Ft Lauderdale

Laura Perlberg  2:10:10

Club Parties On

Jim Buckler Re- Elected to Second Term


Officers for 2010 - From Left to Right - John Shipley - Volunteer Coordinator, Laura Schneider - Secretary, Jack Cheer - Member at Large, Tim Mahoney - Member at Large, Jim Buckler - President, Phil Hinck - Logistics, Penny Hinck - Membership Coordinator, Bob Both - Web Site, Bill Koch - Vice President

The Club's Annual Party which was re-scheduled due to the snow storm was another huge success thanks to the efforts of the entire committee led by Jerry Frazee and Rick Valentine.  With several hundred in attendance the partying went late into the night.  the partiers enjoyed a great buffet, dancing and mingling with all their running friends.  

Results of elections for officers were also announced - see photo above.  Congratulations to all the newly elected officers and thanks to all who ran for office in 2010.   

Coming Up

The Racing Season is starting to warm up.

Saturday, March 13, Half Way to Brielle Day 5K, Brielle, NJ 

Sunday, March 14, 3 Miles, Keith McHeffey Run,  Mad Hatter, Sea Bright, NJ

Tuesday, March 16, 6 PM, Beginner's Running Class, Spring Lake - Belmar - Wall Area.

Sunday, March 21, 9:30 AM, 10 Miles and 5K,  St Paddy's 10 Miler, Freehold NJ


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